Friday lunchtime lecture: The UK Parliament’s data drive in 2016

Friday 22 January 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.


How is Parliament in the UK working with data? What’s the vision for 2016 and what strategies can be employed to better deliver data both within and outside of Parliament? Zeid Hadi, lead on Parliament’s open data development theme, will focus on what’s ahead – discussing how data is currently being used in Parliament and taking a glimpse at some of the applications that are currently being developed by Parliament Digital Service.

Zeid Hadi has led the open data development team at Parliament since 2013. His experience began in leading development in information service and publishing solutions for Reed Elsevier within B2B markets, before moving on to becoming CTO of his own software company Condeco (Fast Track 100 companies). More recently, Zeid has been leading several projects in Parliament in both the House of Lords and the House of Commons, of which data.parliament.uk is the most high profile. Zeid is on Twitter under the username @zeidhadi.


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Live stream

If you’re unable to attend this lunchtime lecture you don’t need to miss out. You can watch the talk via a live stream here.


About our Friday lunchtime lectures

With a broad range of topics in open data such as tracking government expenditure, British landscape mapping and creating art, there’s bound to be something that interests you.

The sessions run from 1pm to 1.45pm weekly during UK school term-times, with informal networking until 2pm. Each lecture lasts for around 20 minutes, leaving time for questions afterwards. The lectures don't require any specialist knowledge, but are focused around communicating the meaning and impact of open data in all areas of life.

Each week the lectures are streamed live on YouTube and then uploaded to our YouTube and Vimeo channels. You can also download the Friday lunchtime lectures as a podcast on iTunes.

You can follow the lectures and contribute to the discussion using #ODIFridays on Twitter.